For Immediate Release - November 21, 2016

Granby Man Charged with Possessing Child Pornography

NORTHAMPTON– A Granby man has been indicted in connection with possessing child pornography, Attorney General Maura Healey announced today.

Sean W. Scully, age 45, was indicted Wednesday by a Hampshire County Grand Jury on the charge of Possession of Child Pornography (one count). He will be arraigned in Hampshire Superior Court on December 20.

Scully was arrested on July 26 by Massachusetts State Police assigned to the AG’s Office and Granby Police.  Following the arrest, Scully was arraigned in Eastern Hampshire District Court and released on $2,500 cash bail with various conditions including that he be monitored via GPS, surrender his passport, have no access to the Internet except for work-related purposed and have no unsupervised contact with any child under the age of 18.

State police assigned to the AG’s Office began an investigation in April, after receiving information from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NMEC) about pornographic images of children that were uploaded to a device using a cellphone linked to Scully.

State Police obtained and executed a search warrant on July 26, authorizing the search of all computers, phones, tablets and storage devices found in Scully’s Granby residence.  Subsequent investigation of the devices seized revealed alleged images of child pornography.

The charge is an allegation and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Elizabeth Vasiliades, of AG Healey’s Western Mass. Regional Office. It was investigated by Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Attorney General’s Office, investigators from the AG’s Digital Evidence Lab, with assistance from Granby police.